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Submenu in Widget


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Iain_vdw

Community Member, 22 Posts

25 November 2009 at 12:26am

Hi there,

I've been trying to make a submenu widget which shows the children of the current page you're on. However, the menu doesn't show.

This code is in my widget template:

   <% if SubNav %>
   Test
      <ul>
      <% control Children %>
         <% control Menu(2) %>
            <li><a href="$Link">$MenuTitle</a></li>
            Test
         <% end_control %>
      <% end_control %>
      </ul>
   <% end_if %>

The widget consists of two options, which can be en- or disabled via the CMS. The enabling and disabling works, that's why i've got the "Test" line in my code. But the menu doesn't show up. I've tried several combinations of control Children, control Menu() and whatnot, but to no avail.

I've got a hunch that tells me the widget doesn't have "access" to the SiteTree and therefor cannot get the children of the current page, is that correct? If yes, how do i alter that?

Thanks in advance!

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banal

Community Member, 901 Posts

25 November 2009 at 1:09am

Get rid of the Menu(2) there. <% control Children %> should be all you need.

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Iain_vdw

Community Member, 22 Posts

25 November 2009 at 2:26am

Banal, thx for your reply, but that still doesn't work. I've tried every combination of Children and Menu(#), but it doesn't work. I really don't get it why it doesn't...

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banal

Community Member, 901 Posts

25 November 2009 at 2:41am

Yeah. Somehow you'll have to get the Children of the current page... maybe through a helper method on your widget that grabs it using Director::currentPage() ?

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hive.net.au

Community Member, 40 Posts

25 November 2009 at 3:45am

Edited: 25/11/2009 3:47am

This will most likly not work, but its worth a try, I have not done much with developing widgets.

<% if SubNav %>
Test
<ul>
<% control Parent %>
<% control Children %>
<li><a href="$Link">$MenuTitle</a></li>
Test
<% end_control %>
<% end_control %>
</ul>
<% end_if %>